China's TV authorities are cutting the number of weeks that "American Idol"-style singing contests can run after complaints in the media that many artificially extend their runs to make more money…
The head of MTV Networks U.K. & Ireland is ankling after 20 years at the music station. Michiel Bakker's surprise news comes amid restructuring at the Viacom-owned company, which Thursday announced…
EMI Group and Warner Music are at it again. Ten days after news broke that Warner had made an all-cash offer for EMI, EMI revealed that the offer was for about $4.1 billion--and that the company had…
The European Commission launched a fresh investigation into the 2004 merger of Sony Music and BMG on Thursday, the EC's second probe into the deal.
Paul Simon is going Gershwin. The Library of Congress is awarding its first ever Gershwin Prize for Popular Song to Simon for the singer-songwriter's lifetime contributions to music.
The recent restructuring of MTV Networks in the U.S. is being repeated in London, as the Viacom-owned music web Thursday announced the loss of 250 jobs -- 8% of the workforce -- at MTV Networks Intl.
The first English language production of Stephen Schwartz's Hans Christian Andersen musical, the premiere of a suite of music from Ricky Ian Gordon's "The Grapes of Wrath" and a production of Scott…
The Recording industry launched an antipiracy-educational initiative aimed at university students that includes a chance for a "discounted" settlement and no record being kept of the illegal…
Billy Thorpe, singer, songwriter, guitarist and one of the most influential figures in the Aussie rock scene, died in Sydney on Feb. 28 of a heart attack. He was 60.
Al Viola, a noted guitarist who worked with Frank Sinatra for 25 years and also played the mandolin on "The Godfather" soundtrack, died Feb. 21 in Studio City, Calif. He was 87.
Country superduo Brooks & Dunn will be joined by Alan Jackson on the road as the three announced a summer tour that hits 28 U.S. cities.